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    01/24/2014 4:23:00 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 60 replies ^ | Jan. 24, 2014 | Becket Adams
    CHUCK SCHUMER CALL ON IRS TO CRACK DOWN ON TEA PARTY FUNDING: ‘REDOUBLE THOSE EFFORTS IMMEDIATELY’ Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that the Internal Revenue Service should be used more aggressively to keep Tea Party funding in check, explaining that this would help “weaken” and “exploit” the conservative movement. Schumer during remarks to the Center for American Progress argued that Tea Party groups have an unfair financial advantage over left-leaning groups because of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, at one point even suggesting that President Barack Obama go around Congress to impose stricter campaign finance laws.
  • Decline and Fall: How not to act like a great power

    11/26/2006 1:19:47 PM PST · by corbie · 18 replies · 1,577+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/27/06 | Irwin M. Stelzer
    AMERICA IS FINISHED as a great power. Not because it no longer possesses the resources, but because it has lost the will. That was brought home to me on both ends of a recent trip through London's Heathrow airport en route to Phoenix. * No great power permits its citizens to be discriminated against. Yet just keep your eyes open as you go through security at Heathrow (or any other international airport). Off goes your jacket. Off comes your wife's jacket, like yours, to be deposited in a heap in a plastic bin headed through a machine designed to detect...
  • San Francisco Values Front and Center (O'Reilly on San Fran ROTC)

    11/16/2006 9:29:03 AM PST · by scottdeus12 · 50 replies · 1,275+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 11/16/06 | Bill O'Reilly
    Tuesday night by a vote of 4-2, the San Francisco Board of Ed banned Junior ROTC training in seven city high schools, throwing 1,600 students out of those clubs. This is a direct insult to the U.S. military and violates the civil rights, I believe, of the ROTC students. The federal government should immediately suspend all federal aid to San Francisco schools. There's no reason to ban JROTC. Nobody's required to join it. And if a student with parental approval wants to investigate a career in the military, every American school should encourage that. Obviously, the military is protecting us...
  • Conyers says "No Impeachment" planned

    11/09/2006 2:51:41 PM PST · by foreshadowed at waco · 286 replies · 7,942+ views
    FNC: The Big Story | 11/9/06 | John Gibson
    John Gibson just stated that Rep. Conyers has announced that since Speaker Pelosi said that impeachment is 'off the table' that there will be no impeachment of President Bush.
  • Breaking: (Possible) Philly Fraud (Not Confirmed Yet)

    11/07/2006 6:55:08 AM PST · by Weight of Glory · 346 replies · 30,242+ views
    In precincts 7, 19, 51 in Philly, PA, the crowds are going wild. Inside several voting locations, individuals have poured white out onto the polling books and the poll workers are allowing voters to go into the polls and vote without first registering. Several individuals are on hand demanding that voters vote straight Democrat. RNC lawyers have headed to the scene of the incidents, which are occurring in mostly hispanic precinct locations. The District Attorney has also been contacted.

    11/01/2006 9:16:29 AM PST · by Jean S · 795 replies · 119,058+ views
    620 WTMJ Newsradio ^ | 11/1/06 | Charlie Sykes
  • The West is Running Out of Time in Afghanistan

    10/18/2006 8:34:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 67 replies · 1,421+ views
    The Jamestown Foundation ^ | October 17, 2006 | Michael Scheuer
    NVM: Modules     Volume 3, Issue 40 (October 17, 2006) | Download PDF Version The West is Running Out of Time in Afghanistan By Michael Scheuer From all observables, the Taliban insurgency is spreading from its deeply rooted base in southern and southeastern Afghanistan to provinces in the west and east. In addition, several Islamist insurgent organizations active during the 1979-89 jihad against the Soviet Union's occupation of Afghanistan—the "old mujahideen"—have allied themselves with the Taliban. Among the more important and militarily powerful of these long-established groups are Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's Hezb-e-Islami and the forces of Maulana Jalaluddin Haqqani,...
  • US Muslims Gear up for Nov. Elections (Registration booths in Mosques)

    10/02/2006 7:48:45 PM PDT · by xzins · 60 replies · 1,540+ views
    US Muslims Gear up for Nov. Elections DALLAS — American Muslims have set up voter registration booths in mosques across the United States to encourage fellow Muslim voters to sign up for the November mid-term elections. "We have set up booths in 150 mosques across the country in the past two weeks," Mukit Hossain, a political consultant to the Muslim American Society which is championing the drive, told Reuters Saturday, September 30. American Muslims have also established a website to enable Muslim voters to register online. Hossain said about 10,000 were estimated to have been registered to date, expecting "tens...
  • Schumer, Feinstein Block BATF Reform Bill

    10/02/2006 4:23:25 PM PDT · by pabianice · 27 replies · 1,038+ views
    HOUSE PASSES ATF REFORM BILL . . . With a 277-131 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives last week passed HR 5092, the "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Modernization and Reform Act of 2006." The legislation, which represents a major advance in protecting the rights of firearms retailers, now heads to the Senate. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have threatened to stall Senate consideration. The bill will bring consistency to ATF enforcement actions and provide ATF with additional compliance tools short of license revocation.
  • Pelosi: Voter ID Bill Is an Attempt to Suppress the Votes of Millions of American Citizens

    09/20/2006 1:42:32 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 99 replies · 1,998+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2006 CONTACT: Brendan Daly/Jennifer Crider 202-226-7616 Pelosi: Voter ID Bill Is an Attempt to Suppress the Votes of Millions of American Citizens Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor this afternoon in opposition to H.R. 4844, the Republican voter suppression bill. Below are Pelosi’s remarks: “‘This cannot be.’ With those words, Judge Jackson Bedford yesterday struck down the infamous Georgia voter photo ID law. Let me repeat: ‘This cannot be.’ Let these words guide us here, because right here in this House of Representatives, we take an oath to...
  • Student questions legality of metal detectors at school

    09/20/2006 5:14:15 AM PDT · by Puppage · 166 replies · 4,425+ views
    WTNH Television ^ | 9/20/06 | Puppage
    (New Haven-WTNH, Sept. 19, 2006 10:45 PM) _ A student's refusal to walk through a safety detector earns him a trip home. For some the installation of metal detectors in schools is to better protect those inside. One New Haven student is refusing to walk the walk, questioning whether his rights are being violated. The district says it is like the right to enter a courtroom or get on a plane. It's new policy to keep young people safe. For this New Haven student it's all about his fourth amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. Nick...
  • I have a plan to destroy America [Richard D. Lamm, former governor of Colorado]

    07/11/2006 6:47:08 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 32 replies · 4,076+ views
    WorlNet Daily ^ | July 11, 2006 | Richard D. Lamm
    Editor's note: In 2004, Richard D. Lamm, former governor of Colorado, addressed a conference sponsored by the Federation for American Immigration Reform in Washington. The following remarks are reprinted with his permission. Richard. D. Lamm I have a secret plan to destroy America. If you believe, as many do, that America is too smug, too white bread, too self-satisfied, too rich, let's destroy America. It is not that hard to do. History shows that nations are more fragile than their citizens think. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise...
  • Supporters of illegal immigrants say they should have licenses

    05/08/2006 4:18:15 AM PDT · by Man50D · 53 replies · 2,315+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 7, 2006 | DAN GARCIA
    VERO BEACH — Every Tuesday morning, about two dozen men and women, sometimes more, huddle quietly in an alcove on the second floor of the Indian River County Courthouse. An interpreter speaks to them briefly before they file into a courtroom to answer criminal charges they have little power to contest. They are illegal immigrants, mostly from Mexico, who have been charged with driving a vehicle without a valid driver's license. The courtroom scenes are repeated each week in courthouses in St. Lucie and Martin counties as well. The defendants are non-English speaking citrus harvesters, construction workers, landscapers or manual...
  • Arizona's Prop 200 Screening Out Illegal (Alien) Voters

    05/06/2006 10:01:52 PM PDT · by dennisw · 75 replies · 2,163+ views ^ | Monday, May 9, 2005 11:45 a.m. EDT
    Prop 200 Screening Out Illegal Voters Stricter immigration laws now on the books in Arizona that require elections officials to check for proof of citizenship have uncovered thousands of new registrants who don't qualify to vote. According to the Arizona Daily Star, state election officials credit the citizenship requirement contained in Proposition 200, the illegal-immigration initiative passed last November, for screening out the illegal voters. In Arizona's Prima County alone, elections officials have rejected 59 percent of all applicants in the last two weeks - or 423 of the 712 new registrants. "We rejected none during the same period last...
  • May Day: Brazen Act of Extortion for Amnesty

    05/01/2006 11:34:36 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 73 replies · 1,821+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 2 May 2006 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    It was billed as "A Day Without Immigrants." According to its propagandists, official and media, the purpose of the May Day walkout from schools and jobs and boycott of shops and stores was to show how much immigrants contribute and how they deserve appreciation and respect, and not to be treated like criminals. But if this was all it was about, there would have been no need to go on strike. Americans have always welcomed immigrants. They are better treated here than anywhere on earth. While most Americans believe we now need a timeout to assimilate the 36 million here...
  • Bush, Senators Seek Common Ground on Immigration

    04/26/2006 12:54:22 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 64 replies · 912+ views
    CNN ^ | 4/26/2006 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush met Tuesday at the White House with a bipartisan group of senators to discuss ways to overhaul immigration, a chat that earned the president kudos from two men normally among his staunchest critics. The discussion came as an immigration bill sits stalled in the Senate and as Majority Leader Bill Frist prepares to bring the issue back to the Senate floor by Memorial Day. After the meeting, the senators said Bush expressed support for a package that would create a guest-worker program and would determine ways to address the status of more than 11 million...
  • Immigrant Groups Plan Campaign to Bring Legal Changes

    04/20/2006 12:14:49 PM PDT · by george wythe · 29 replies · 896+ views
    NY Times ^ | Apr 20 2006
    Leaders of the demonstrations that drew hundreds of thousands of immigrants into the streets last week announced Wednesday that they were planning voter registration and citizenship drives across the country in an effort to transform the immigrant community into a powerful, organized political force. [snip]Anjelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, said she and others preferred to focus on events that would win over the American public, suggesting that a national economic boycott might unnecessarily alienate ordinary people and decision makers. Ms. Salas and others are proposing a national day of community service,...
  • Big-city mayors to meet at Bloomberg's gun summit

    04/18/2006 6:38:36 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 32 replies · 801+ views
    CentreDaily (AP) ^ | 18 Apr 06 | Sara Kugler
    NEW YORK - Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will host a summit next week for about a dozen of their colleagues to discuss gun violence, a problem that has long frustrated big-city mayors. Mayors from Dallas, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Washington, D.C., and Seattle are among those scheduled to attend the meeting at Gracie Mansion, the historic Upper East Side house where Bloomberg holds official events. Bloomberg, a Republican, has zeroed in on gun control as a priority for his second term, which began four months ago. Crime statistics show the number of shootings this year is...
  • IL: Tragic shootings fuel call for assault weapons ban

    04/04/2006 10:13:58 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 36 replies · 920+ views
    Final Call (Nation Of Islam ) ^ | 4/3/06 | Richard Muhammad
    Tragic shootings fuel call for assault weapons ban in Illinois By Richard Muhammad StraightWords e-zine Updated Apr 3, 2006, 11:06 am Refer this article CHICAGO ( - As a second mother prepared to bury a daughter hit by a stray bullet in the Englewood neighborhood, the mayor and governor repeated demands that assault weapons should be banned in the state. But, for some, the outpouring of concern, marches, vigils and promises led to a question: What interest will remain once media coverage subsides? “It is difficult to explain, explicable to understand, how two young children going about their lives—one at...
  • A 'chasm' in Congress deepens over immigration

    04/03/2006 1:26:33 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 76 replies · 1,330+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | April 3, 2006 | Michael Kranish
    WASHINGTON -- The congressional fight over the status of 11 million undocumented immigrants flared into even greater uncertainty yesterday, with a leading Democrat saying there is a ''chasm" between the House and Senate, and Republicans clashing over whether to embrace President Bush's approach on the issue. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee, striving to repair the split in the Republican Party, said he wants the Senate to vote by Friday on a revised version of the proposal that has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. The committee's bill would enable undocumented immigrants to try to earn legal status after meeting...