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  • Lou Holtz's Two Americas

    08/01/2014 7:43:56 PM PDT · by econjack
    Talk ^ | July 31, 2014 | Lou Holtz
    The Democrats are right, there are two Americas. The America that works, and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t. It’s not the haves and the have nots, it’s the dos and the don'ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society, and others don't. That’s the divide in America . It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility. It’s about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about a political party that loves power more than...
  • Cantor to resign from Congress

    08/01/2014 7:28:09 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | Taylor | Jessica
    Now-former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) will resign from Congress on Aug. 18, nearly two months after his surprise GOP primary defeat. Cantor announced his plans in an interview with his hometown newspaper, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the same day he officially stepped down from GOP leadership. According to Cantor, his decision is timed so that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) can call a special election to coincide with the regular Nov. 4 general election. “I want to make sure that the constituents in the 7th District will have a voice in what will be a very consequential lame-duck session,”...
  • Defense Panel: Obama Administration Defense Strategy ‘Dangerously’ Underfunded

    08/01/2014 10:10:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 31, 2014 5:30 pm | Bill Gertz
    The Obama administration’s four-year defense strategy lacks funding needed for fulfilling global military missions and the U.S. military faces “high risk” in the world unless changes are made, according to a bipartisan report by a congressionally backed panel of defense experts. The report by the National Defense Panel, led by former Defense Secretary William Perry and retired United States Army Gen. John Abizaid, criticized the Pentagon’s Quadrennial Defense Review for outlining military responsibilities that cannot be met because of sharp defense funding cuts. The report concluded that the capabilities called for in the QDR “clearly exceed the budget resources made...
  • Trey Gowdy Interrogates Democrat-Invited Law Prof on IRS Scandal

    08/01/2014 6:46:32 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-31-2014 | Jason Howerton
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) grilled a University of Baltimore law professor during a Wednesday House hearing and made a compelling case as to why a special counsel is needed to investigate the IRS scandal. At one point, he even offered the professor some “free litigation advice” when he refused to answer one of his questions that seemed pretty straightforward. Professor Charles Tiefer was brought in by Democrats as an expert to help determine whether the House Judiciary Committee should appoint a special counsel to investigate the IRS scandal. Tiefer, who previously served as solicitor and deputy general counsel of the...
  • KTLK host Jason Lewis quits show on-air

    08/01/2014 6:09:33 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    RBR.com ^ | 8/1/14 | cmarcucci
    The Conservative talker quit his show during the middle of his program 7/31. “The Jason Lewis Show” is syndicated by Genesis Communications. Lewis spent a decade at KSTP-AM in the Twin Cities before leaving the station in 2003 for a job at WBT in Charlotte. He returned to the Twin Cities in 2006 for a job at KTLK. Lewis’ show was syndicated in 2009. His flagship was Clear Channel’s KTLK. “He told me two months ago he intended to retire Aug. 1,” Mike Crusham, president and market manager of CCME Minneapolis/St. Paul told The St. Paul Pioneer Press. “He decided...
  • House revives, approves border crisis bill – as Obama vows to ‘act alone’

    08/01/2014 5:58:02 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1 Aug 2014
    The House late Friday revived and approved a Republican-authored border crisis bill after GOP leaders hurriedly resolved an internal battle that scuttled the vote a day earlier – but with the Senate on recess and the House soon to follow, there’s little chance of any bill reaching President Obama’s desk until the fall. The president now is vowing to act unilaterally to address the illegal immigration issue. The House legislation was approved on a 223-189 vote. The new version of the bill adds additional funding for the National Guard and includes policy changes meant to speed deportations of illegal immigrant...
  • Hamas’s Shift to Tunnel Warfare Catches Israel by Surprise

    08/01/2014 5:36:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | By ISABEL KERSHNER
    JERUSALEM — Israel entered its latest conflict with Hamas armed with a high-tech arsenal, real-time battlefield intelligence and strong domestic support for dealing a heavy blow to Hamas. But again on Friday, Israeli forces were taken by surprise, this time with two soldiers killed and one taken prisoner when militants once again attacked from a tunnel in Gaza. “Hamas has changed its doctrine and is using the tunnels as a main method of operation,” said Israel Ziv, a retired general who headed the military’s Gaza division and its operations directorate. “This is something we learned amid the fighting.” Of the...
  • U.S. plans to train, arm Ukraine National Guard in 2015

    08/01/2014 5:32:39 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 37 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 8-1-2014 | Missy Ryan
    The Obama administration has notified Congress of its plans to train and arm the Ukrainian national guard next year, the Pentagon said on Friday, as Washington continues to intensify its response to Moscow's support for rebels in eastern Ukraine. "The Defense Department and State Department have notified Congress of our intent to use $19 million in global security contingency fund authority to train and equip four companies and one tactical headquarters of the Ukrainian national guard as part of their efforts to build their capacity for internal defense," Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby told reporters. The training, which requires...
  • #WomenAgainstFeminism Goes Viral as People Explain Why They Don't Need Feminism Anymore

    08/01/2014 5:32:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    A SOCIAL media trend #WomenAgainstFeminism is creating controversy overseas, going viral in the US and re-opening debate on how far women have really come. The movement originated from a Tumblr post in which photos have been posted of women holding up signs explaining why they don’t need feminism. The explanations vary from “I do like being feminine”, “catcalling isn’t rape”, “cooking for my husband is not oppression”, “I love to be sexy for my man”, to “I don’t need something that tells me the actions of a slut are okay”. Here’s a few posts we found on Twitter: The reaction...
  • President Obama to Press Corps: Where’s My Birthday Question?

    08/01/2014 5:15:21 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1 Aug 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    In the middle of a tough press conference covering a wide range of difficult topics — the situation in Ukraine, the Israeli-Hamas conflict, the CIA’s admission that it had spied on the Senate, ISIS, Ebola, etc. — Barack Obama lost his legendary cool and asked the White House pool why they weren’t grilling him about the recent news about the rebounding economy, which he began the presser with. “I think it’s useful for me to end by just reminding folks that in my first term, if I had a press conference like this, typically, everybody would want to ask about...
  • Barack Obama: After 9-11, the “US Tortured Some Folks”

    08/01/2014 3:35:42 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-1-2014 | Jim Hoft
    At his press conference today Barack Obama accused the United States of torture. Obama drops drone bombs instead. In his mind, it’s more ethical. The AP reported, via Free Republic: President Barack Obama says in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the United States did things that were wrong and crossed the line. He says, quote, “we tortured some folks.” Obama is commenting on a Senate investigation into the CIA’s interrogation techniques. A report on that investigation’s results is expected to be released in the coming weeks. Obama says it’s important to remember how horrified Americans were after 9/11. But he...
  • Mass. Lawmakers Give Police Chief Power to Decide Who Can Purchase Shotguns, Rifles

    08/01/2014 4:30:26 PM PDT · by bkopto · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 25 Breitbart News reported that Massachusetts police chiefs wanted "sole discretion" over who can purchase a long gun, be it a rifle or a shotgun. On August 1 state lawmakers passed a bill that gives police chiefs such discretion. According to Reuters, police chiefs already had final say on would-be handgun purchasers, and the new law would extend that by providing them with "the authority to turn down a resident's request to buy a rifle or shotgun." House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D) commented on the law: "We seek not to be the safest state in the nation but...
  • 7 Ways Obama Basically Called Republicans Bums Today

    08/01/2014 4:25:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 1, 2014 | Not Attributed ...
    As if to say, "don't let the door hit you on your way out," President Obama -- on the eve of the August Congressional recess -- decided to take a big swat at Republican lawmakers today. It was clear the president was in the mood for a summer scolding. Here are seven ways the president basically called Republicans bums today: 1. 'They're Not Even Trying' 2. So Sue Me? 3. Diplomatic Delay 4. ‘A Little More Extreme' 5. They Can't Even Agree With Themselves 6. ‘Congress Is Failing' 7. Problem Solving? Not So Much
  • US seeks Qatari, Turkish help to free reportedly abducted IDF soldier

    08/01/2014 4:19:11 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/01/2014 | HERB KEINON
    Turkey offers help on possibly captured IDF soldier, says Gaza cease-fire priority; UN condemns Hamas for violating 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire; Livni: "Hamas has paid, and will yet pay a heavy price." ISTANBUL - Turkey will do what it can to help free an IDF soldier whose capture led to the breakdown of a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas but the priority should be the reinstatement of a truce, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Friday. "What is important is that the cease-fire is reinstated. To ensure this, together with others, we can take any step that could resolve this Israeli...
  • Ben Carson Lays Groundwork for 2016 White House Bid

    08/01/2014 4:12:16 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 69 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8/1/14 | Melanie Batley
    Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon and popular conservative writer and campaigner, has announced the formation of a political action committee to explore a possible 2016 presidential bid, The Washington Times reported. Carson told the Times on Friday that he had selected Houston businessman, Terry Giles, to be his 2016 campaign chairman if he decides to run and that he has signed off on the set up of a PAC called One Nation that would support his bid. "Now is the time to start all of the appropriate exploration and investigation, and put down the structure that is necessary," Carson said....
  • Immigration Official: 580,000+ Spared Deportation Under DACA (Obama's rubber-stamper)

    08/01/2014 3:31:26 PM PDT · by Liz · 6 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 7/29/14 | Pete Kasperowicz, The Blaze
    A senior U.S. immigration official--an Obama appointee--told a House committee that 580,000 illegal immigrants have avoided deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).....about 30,000 more approvals than the 553,000 the government reported in May. Obama appointee, Leon Rodriguez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (a DHS agency), provided the updated number for the House Judiciary Committee hearing this past Tuesday. USCIS is the main federal agency overseeing lawful immigration to the United States. DACA not only allows non-citizens to avoid deportation, but also allows some participants to qualify for work authorization. Rodriguez also said that the Department...
  • Florida’s Biggest Obamacare Insurer Hiking Premiums Over 17 Percent

    08/01/2014 3:03:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 1, 2014 | by Sarah Hurtubise
    Florida’s largest Obamacare exchange health insurer is boosting its premiums by 17.6 percent, a staggering increase for hundreds of thousands of Floridians. Florida Blue, the Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer in Florida, has the largest market share of any insurer operating on the state’s Obamacare exchange. The company cited higher health costs than expected due to an older customer base which is using more health services than they’d prepared for, according to Kaiser Health News. Patrick Geraghty, Florida Blue’s CEO, had previously warned that the company was under “tremendous financial pressure” and that they’d be seeking significant hikes.
  • Rev. Al Sharpton takes de Blasio, NYPD Commissioner Bratton to task over Eric Garner death

    08/01/2014 2:55:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | august 1, 2014 | Corinne Lestch
    It was an extraordinary scene at City Hall — Mayor de Blasio sitting between his police commissioner and the Rev. Al Sharpton, facing tough questions about police tactics after the death of a black man arrested by white cops. And at one point, Sharpton made it personal. “If Dante wasn’t your son, he’d be a candidate for a chokehold. And we’ve got to deal with that reality,” Sharpton told the mayor. “I think that your ability to show some sensitivity is what raised hope and gave you the plurality that you got to become mayor. But now, I think we’ve...
  • Army to Force out 550 Majors; Some in Afghanistan

    08/01/2014 2:34:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 1, 2014 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR - AP
    The Army says it will soon notify 550 majors that they must leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service. Some of those soldiers will get the bad news while they are on the front lines in Afghanistan. The Army has close to 514,000 soldiers now, but due to budget cuts must be down to 510,000 by October, and down to 490,000 by October 2015.
  • Obamacare opponents ask Supreme Court to step in

    08/01/2014 2:19:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 1, 2014 | By Adam Serwer
    The group seeking to invalidate the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies to Americans purchasing health insurance through federally run state marketplaces is asking the Supreme Court to take up the case early. The Competitive Enterprise Institute, the conservative group funding challenges to the IRS rule allowing subsidies to flow to state exchanges, announced Thursday that it was asking the Supreme Court to intervene. The challengers argue that the Affordable Care Act only allows subsidies in exchanges set up by states – an interpretation that could lead to millions of people being unable to afford coverage. Owing largely to Republican resistance, only...
  • Why Democrats Are Ditching the 'War on Women' Rhetoric

    08/01/2014 1:58:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Journal ^ | 08/01/2014 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Democrats want to talk about "personhood" and reproductive freedom. They want to tell voters about a stubborn pay gap and women hurt by a low minimum wage. But what they don't want to do is talk about a "war on women." Indeed, the party that so effectively deployed the "war" rhetoric to help defeat Mitt Romney in 2012 has now sworn off its catch phrase, dropping it almost completely from a campaign strategy that, in so many other ways, is still very much about women's issues. "[Saying] 'Republicans are waging a war on women' actually doesn't test very well," said...
  • Ted Cruz to attend influential Iowa bash on Saturday

    08/01/2014 1:42:55 PM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Des Moines Register | 8/1/2014 | Jennifer Jacobs
    Gannett newspaper, link only: Ted Cruz to attend influential Iowa bash on Saturday
  • U.S. Army in Europe to Get German Chief of Staff

    08/01/2014 1:37:34 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/31/2014 | Andrea Thomas
    BERLIN—A German will for the first time become chief of staff of the U.S. Army in Europe, a sign of further cooperation between the two nations despite a chill caused by allegations of U.S. spying here. Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal from Germany's Bundeswehr will report to Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell, the U.S. commander for U.S. Army Europe, known as USAREUR, with headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany. "This is a bold and major step forward in USAREUR's commitment to operating in a multinational environment with our German allies," Gen. Campbell said. The appointment of a German to the position has been several...
  • Obama executive order allows detention of Americans with respiratory diseases

    08/01/2014 1:20:42 PM PDT · by blueyon · 29 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 8/01/14 | Joe Newby
    On Thursday, Barack Obama signed an executive order that allows for the apprehension, detention, or conditional release of individuals with certain severe acute respiratory diseases, not including influenza. The executive order modifies one signed in 2003 by George Bush that allowed for the detention and quarantine of those with SARS. "Severe acute respiratory syndromes, which are diseases that are associated with fever and signs and symptoms of pneumonia or other respiratory illness, are capable of being transmitted from person to person, and that either are causing, or have the potential to cause, a pandemic, or, upon infection, are highly likely...
  • Hill Source: Sessions 'Very Encouraged' by House Immigration Bill Changes

    08/01/2014 1:20:10 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/2014 | Matthew Boyle
    "Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) isn't saying either way whether he's backing the new House immigration bill, but a hill source tells Breitbart News that he's "very encouraged" by what's happened thus far on Friday. “Senator Sessions is very encouraged by the significant developments in the House,” a congressional source told Breitbart News. Over the past week plus, Sessions has been a major player in the goings-on of this immigration war. When Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) introduced the House GOP leadership recommendations on behalf of the working group Speaker John Boehner set up, Sessions called the...
  • Vice President Biden loves to skinny dip, says tell-all book [HORRIFIC MENTAL IMAGES]

    08/01/2014 1:00:54 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1 Aug 14 | Celeste Katz
    It's the Joe Biden you didn’t know — and might not want to see. Secret Service agents dread being assigned to protect the vice president, in part because Biden’s a big fan of skinny dipping, according to a new tell-all book. In “The First Family Detail,” author Ronald Kessler quotes unnamed Secret Service agents dishing about the supposedly “hidden lives” of Presidents and the other important people they protect.
  • House of representatives of the 113th Congress Contact Information

    08/01/2014 12:33:59 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 2 replies
    House of representatives of the 113th Congress Alabama District Name Party Room Phone Committee Assignment 1 Bonner, Jo R 2236 RHOB 202-225-4931 Appropriations 2 Roby, Martha R 428 CHOB 202-225-2901 AgricultureArmed ServicesEducation and the Workforce 3 Rogers (AL), Mike R 324 CHOB 202-225-3261 AgricultureArmed ServicesHomeland Security 4 Aderholt, Robert R 2369 RHOB 202-225-4876 Appropriations 5 Brooks, Mo R 1230 LHOB 202-225-4801 Armed ServicesForeign AffairsScience, Space, and Technology 6 Bachus, Spencer R 2246 RHOB 202-225-4921 Financial ServicesJudiciary 7 Sewell, Terri A. D 1133 LHOB 202-225-2665 Financial ServicesPermanent Select Committee on Intelligence Alaska District Name Party Room Phone Committee Assignment At Large...
  • Ben Carson Takes Major Step Toward Presidential Campaign

    08/01/2014 12:09:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | John Solomon
    Ben Carson Takes Major Step Toward Presidential Campaign Former neurosurgeon launches PAC, names national chairman By John Solomon-August 1, 2014 Ben Carson, the former neurosurgeon turned conservative sensation, is taking a major step toward a 2016 presidential bid by forming a political action committee and selecting the man who would run his campaign, The Washington Times has learned. Emerging from two-days of meetings with supporters in Palm Beach, Fla., Dr. Carson told the Times on Friday morning he has selected Houston businessman Terry Giles to be his 2016 campaign chairman should he run and approved the formation of a PAC...
  • Israel’s Endgame in Gaza

    08/01/2014 11:41:10 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    Caroline Gllick ^ | 8/1/2014 | Caroline Glick
    The fighting is still raging in Gaza. Each day the IDF destroys more and more tunnels and other terrorist infrastructure. Each day, we discover new facets of Hamas’s depravity. The three soldiers from the Maglan commando unit who were killed on Tuesday in the southern Gaza Strip, were buried in the rubble of a UN clinic. They entered the building to seal a terror tunnel whose entry shaft was located inside the clinic. A Hamas terrorist was inside the tunnel waiting for them. He detonated the building. Works out that Hamas had booby-trapped the structure, hiding 12 barrels with 80...
  • FOX's Resident Windbag Claims Prez's Phony Docs Are Legitimate

    08/01/2014 10:42:04 AM PDT · by westcoastwillieg · 49 replies
    8/1/14 | Joe Lynch
    Besides claiming to be fair and balanced FOX's resident windbag, Bill O'Reilly, claims Obama's long form birth certificate is legitimate. And just how did he accumulate the expertise to become a document examiner? Bill skipped the years of training required and simply asked Heather Nauert. Heather's affirmative reply was all it took to convince fair and balanced Bill that the FOX's Resident Windbag Claims Prez's Phony Docs Are Legitimate FOX's Resident Windbag Claims Prez's Phony Docs Are Legitimate Prez's docs are legitimate. Apparently he wasn't aware that numerous computer experts and an Arizona sheriff's posse have convincing evidence that the...
  • Katy Perry performs for Obama [Another Party While World Burns]

    08/01/2014 10:20:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    ...Perry had an "incredibly beautiful evening" performing at the White House. The 29-year-old was asked to sing at a dinner celebrating the 46th anniversary of the Special Olympics and its founder, Eunice Shriver, by President Barack Obama. After wowing the audience....
  • Former Redskin Releases Epic Statement Attacking Hillary For Calling Team's Name 'Insensitive'

    08/01/2014 9:39:34 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 16 replies
    Yahoo/Business Insider ^ | 08/01/2014 | Colin Campbell
    A former Washington Redskins player is fuming mad because Hillary Clinton had the audacity to call the football team's controversial name "insensitive." Clint Didier, a former tight end for the team for seven years who is now running for Congress as a Republican in Washington State, released a six-paragraph statement Wednesday evening demanding Clinton's apology. In it, Didier also criticized remarks made by Clinton unrelated to the football team and closed with a reference to alfalfa. "I'm just flabbergasted that Hillary Clinton now thinks she's the expert on what's insensitive. But if she has suddenly become the Miss Manners of...
  • The Democrats' best shot in Mississippi (MS Conservatives could vote for Democrat.)

    08/01/2014 9:35:40 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | June 26, 2014 | Anna Palmer
    A conservative Democrat, Childers has opposed gay marriage, is anti-abortion and anti-gun control.
  • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Gov. Rick Scott: We're watching you

    08/01/2014 9:33:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | Alex Leary
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent a scathing letter to Gov. Rick Scott over voting changes in Florida and issued a warning that the Justice Department is "carefully monitoring" the state. "Whenever warranted by the facts and the law, we will not hesitate to use all tools and legal authorities at our disposal to fight against racial discrimination, to stand against disenfranchisement and to safeguard the right of every eligible American to cast a ballot," Holder wrote. Scott's office dismissed it as a "bizarre attempt to help Charlie Crist." The letter, dotted with pointed language and examples of...
  • Federal Court Orders DOJ To Release Fast And Furious Information

    08/01/2014 8:29:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/31/2014 | Scott Greer
    The Obama administration lost a crucial legal battle on July 18 when a federal court ordered the White House to release previously withheld information on Operation Fast and Furious to the government watchdog group Judicial Watch. According to a press released issued Thursday, the court case stems from a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit (that originally began as a FOIA request) filed by Judicial Watch in 2012 to obtain all documents that the president has withheld from Congress under claims of executive privilege.
  • Shorewood man charged with voter fraud

    08/01/2014 7:53:58 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    Shorewood NOW ^ | 6-25-14 | Jeff Rumage
    Shorewood — A Shorewood man has been charged with 13 counts of voter fraud, allegedly using other peoples' names and addresses — even driving to Indiana — to cast multiple ballots in multiple elections. According to a criminal complaint, 50-year-old health insurance executive Robert Monroe cast two ballots in the April 2011 Supreme Court election between David Prosser and Joann Kloppenburg, two ballots in the August 2011 recall election between Alberta Darling and Sandy Pasch, five ballots in the Gov. Scott Walker recall election in June 2012, one illegal ballot in the August 2012 partisan primary election and two ballots...
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK MINUTE - Michelle Obama's Big ***

    08/01/2014 7:35:36 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 2 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 8-1-14 | dfu
    The food nazi with the big *** tells the children what they must eat. Enjoy the mocking - graphics and limerick
  • August Arrives

    08/01/2014 6:24:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Sextili had been the name of the eighth month, but only because it was the sixth month in the Roman calendar. Wikipedia notes that "it became the eighth month when January and February were added to the year before March by King Numa Pompilius, who also gave it 29 days." Julius Caesar put in two additional days. Sextili became August eight years after the birth of Christ to honor Emperor Augustus. While August may have worked out well for Augustus, for American politicians August tends to be a month of scandal and trouble. Congress leaves for its August recess....
  • Why Democrats Love Giving Ted Cruz Credit for Republican Failures

    08/01/2014 7:15:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Slate ^ | 08/01/2014 | David Weigel
    As soon as the House GOP leadership fumbled its border bill, Democrats started blaming Ted Cruz. "Blaming" might be too strong a word -- Democrats were practically vibrating with delight at another chance to portray John Boehner as a simpering loser who keeps getting dunked on by a freshman senator from Texas. .@SenTedCruz Just thought I'd go right to the source, will the House be voting tonight? — U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) July 31, 2014 Democrats do this because Cruz is famous, and -- they believe -- primarily associated with the 2013 government shutdown. The press doesn't do much...
  • Is America Too Far Gone?

    08/01/2014 6:32:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 99 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/1/2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    A recent poll by The Pew Research Center is reporting that America is more divided than ever. According to the poll, 66% of consistently conservative Republicans think the Democrats’ policies threaten the nation’s well-being and half (50%) of consistently liberal Democrats say Republican policies jeopardize the nation’s well-being. With everything that is going on in our country, all Americans should be united. So, what is it that has us divided? The issues that we are facing effects all Americans on both sides of the political fencefrom foreign policy disasters, wide-open borders to the economy.
  • Bloomberg and Buffett's 'Everytown for Gun Safety' Proves Why People Need Guns

    08/01/2014 6:20:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/1/2014 | William A. Levinson
    Michael Bloomberg's and Warren Buffett's “Everytown for Gun Safety” posted a series of YouTube videos in which an estranged husband smashes his way into a woman's house, seizes her child, and then points a gun at her head. The organization then tells its stakeholders that domestic abusers can buy guns over the Internet. When last I heard, it's illegal to buy a gun across state lines unless the transaction goes through a licensed gun dealer, who must perform a background check. Even if the transaction does not cross state lines, it is illegal to sell a firearm to somebody who...
  • Mark Levin: 'Clean Out' GOP Leadership or Country Will 'Unravel'

    08/01/2014 5:14:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/31/14
    On his Thursday show, talk radio host Mark Levin argued that the leadership of the Republican Party must be replaced if conservatives are to prevent the country from declining. He declared, “If we do not clean out the current leadership in the Republican Party ... the country’s going to continue to unravel, the Republican Party too.” He blasted “neo-statists” who claim to be conservatives, but “would have conservatives abandon the high ground of the Founding principles for the quicksand of a soft tyranny.” And named Michael Gerson, Karl Rove, Jeb Bush, George Bush, John Boehner, and Mitch McConnell as “non-conservatives...
  • Report: Jeff Sessions Takes Down GOP Border Bill by Lobbying House

    08/01/2014 5:12:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/31/14 | Tony Lee
    House Republican leaders are frustrated that they had to pull their $659 million border bill on Thursday, after Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) convinced enough Republicans to stand up for American workers and vote against a bill that did not explicitly prevent President Barack Obama from unilaterally granting work permits to millions of illegal immigrants. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who will become the new House Majority Whip on Friday, saw this vote as his first test. Acccording to National Journal, "Scalise's new whip team was privately blaming" Sessions' opposition for "causing last-second problems leading up the planned vote." Scalise was reportedly...
  • NRSC Chairman Says Republicans Could Flip Up To 14 Senate Seats

    08/01/2014 5:09:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/31/14 | Alex Pappas
    WASHINGTON — The chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee said Thursday that the likelihood Republicans win back the Senate is better today than when he assumed leadership in 2012. During a luncheon with reporters, Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said: “Back in the very beginning, I would’ve told you we had six good candidates in six states.” Now, Moran said, the number of races where Republicans could pick up seats from Democrats has expanded to somewhere in the range of 12 to 14 states. Republicans need to flip six states to win...
  • Eric Cantor quitting Congress Aug. 18 (Buh Bye!)

    08/01/2014 5:06:43 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    politico.com ^ | 8/1/14 | Jonathan Topaz
    No text, just headline.
  • Obama and the U.N.’s Alternate Universe

    08/01/2014 5:02:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 1, 2014 | Bruce Thornton
    Obama and the U.N.’s Alternate UniversePosted By Bruce Thornton On August 1, 2014 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments Barack Obama has managed to push American foreign policy into an alternate universe in which everything the human race has learned over the past 2500 years about human nature, aggression, and its deterrence has been stood on its head. He is not solely to blame for this. For 150 years the West had indulged the illusion that human nature is progressing away from our violent past toward a world of reason in which conflict can be resolved and negotiated...
  • America Stands with Hamas against Israel

    08/01/2014 4:59:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 1, 2014 | Ronn Torossian
    America Stands with Hamas against IsraelPosted By Ronn Torossian On August 1, 2014 @ 12:10 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments The Obama Administration stands with Hamas – an organization which is a designated foreign terrorist organization in America, Canada, the UK and most other civilized countries. Despicable and simply amazing that America is standing with an organization whose leadership and people is anti-American. Shameful, horrible, awful conduct. Clearly, the alliances in the Middle East have changed – Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Israel stand against Muslim extremist fundamentalists – and lining up on the other side is...
  • Republicans deliver another self-inflicted wound

    08/01/2014 4:28:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/31/14 | Dan Balz
    Republicans may yet win the elections in November. They may end up in control of both houses of Congress come January. But in the final week before a lengthy August recess, they have shown a remarkable capacity to complicate their path to victory.
  • U.S. Attorney General Holder to Rick Scott: We're watching you

    08/01/2014 2:34:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 8/1/14 | Alex Leary
    ....Eric Holder this month sent a scathing letter to Gov. Rick Scott over voting changes in Florida and issued a warning that the Justice Department is “carefully monitoring” the state....
  • Cantor says he'll resign sooner than expected

    08/01/2014 1:36:42 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 1, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. – U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.